International Chemical Safety Cards

POTASSIUM BROMATE ICSC: 1115
POTASSIUM BROMATE
KBrO3
Molecular mass: 167.0
CAS # 7758-01-2
RTECS # EF8725000
ICSC # 1115
UN # 1484
EC # 035-003-00-6

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with combustible substances.
Water in large amounts.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with combustible, organic or other easily oxidizable materials.

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Oliguria. Hearing loss.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
    Separated from combustible and reducing substances, and powdered metals.

    O symbol
    T symbol
    R: 45-9-25
    S: 53-45
    Note: E
    UN Hazard Class: 5.1
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1115 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    POTASSIUM BROMATE ICSC: 1115

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including bromine, and oxygen , which increases fire hazard. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials, metal powder, fats, carbon, sulphur, phosphorus, ammonium salts, and metal sulphides causing fire and explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys, gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system by ingestion. The effects may be delayed.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point (decomposes): 370C
    Melting point: 350C
    Relative density (water = 1): 3.27
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 7.5
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Will turn shock-sensitive if contaminated with organic substances. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-144
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1115 POTASSIUM BROMATE
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